Music and the guitar has been a constant for me for decades. At 18 I finally purchased my own electric, then a much deeper and stronger bond was forged as I emulated the playing styles of my heroes in Aus Rock legends such as the Young brothers and The Angels, as well as rock bands from abroad in Zeppelin and the Stones. With music always playing in our house growing up, I was nurtured with broad tastes, so a love of the blues, acoustic, country and finger picking styles stayed with me and will never leave. Various garage cover bands ensued, then a big commitment to originals band “The Rites of Sound” followed by acoustic projects, duos and now into a solid 3 piece with TB3.
When the music’s playing, life is good.
Vocals • Lead guitar • Harmonica
Drums • Acoustic guitar • Backing vocals
Music for me became a reality around the age of five, when I was given a hand held transistor radio. Bands such as AC/DC, Deep Purple, The Rolling Stones etc provided endless hours of entertainment, and eventually I moved onto Mum’s pots and pans to play along with my favourite songs. From there it was drum lessons, my first ever drum kit from Billy Hyde’s, several half-arsed bands, a few years to teach myself guitar, before finally landing back in the cockpit of my Black Cortex Ludwig drum kit to take my place in the engine room for TB3.
Bass guitar • Guitar • Vocals